Runner Profile: Dave Goldstein

I ran with Dave for the last few miles of his long run and then chatted over his recovery drink of choice, Diet Dr Pepper, about his running, Ironman training, and running with his son Josh. Dave’s running story is a remarkable story, not only of his own personal transformation, but also of building community.…

Runner Profile: Kashi Davis & Diane Stopyra

I went with Kashi and Diane on their awesome running tour of Cape May and learned a bit about Cape May’s history and ecology. Then, we basked in the sunshine, and I talked with them a bit more about their running backgrounds. Kashi and Diane are the runners who lead Run Cape running tours. The…

Runner Profile – Alicia DiFabio

Alicia is a mom of 4 girls (yeah, you read that right F-O-U-R), a runner, triathlete, on the board of directors of the Mullica Hill Women’s Tri Club, breast cancer survivor, and to add to that already quite impressive resume, she is now a published author. Alicia entry into running happened as a kid running…

Runner Profile – Heather Leiser

Having both had our long training run the day before, Heather and I met for a short recovery run. Then, we debated the relative merits of running in a visor versus a hat, as well as the juggling the demands of motherhood and a career with a training schedule. Heather first started running in 2010.…

Runner Profile – Joan Tapken

Joan and I took a laid-back run on a blustery morning, and she talked about how running got her through difficult times in her life and changed her perception of herself. Joan started running in the summer of 2014. She recalls being out on the beach with her good friend Tiffany and they were talking,…

Runner Profile – Aisha O’Donnell

While we were running, Aisha said, “Sometimes, you just have to do things that scare you.” She wasn’t talking about running when she said it, but it seems an apt motto for her running career. Aisha is a proud recent resident of Burlington, NJ, and has been instrumental in starting the Burlington Running Club. The…

Runner Profile – Rachel Kane

Rachel is a runner and yogi from South Jersey who is relatively new to the sport. We talked about how she got into running and her upcoming race plans. After Sunday’s interview and track training session with Darren, meeting with Rachel for an easy pace four miler was back into my comfort zone. Rachel is…